DIY: Mini Sewing Kit

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Sometimes I think I spend more energy on creating cute ways to tote around my sewing supplies than on actual sewing. Between my train case (I have a vintage hat box waiting for the same transformation), my tote bag, and now this mini sewing kit, I’ve begun to realize I may have a problem. The funny thing is, I rarely take my sewing stuff anywhere! [Read more...]

Journal Cover Sew-Along Wrap-Up

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Could I be any more thrilled with how my first sew-along turned out? I think not! I mean, just look at these awesome covers that some truly lovely ladies came up with and added to the Flickr pool[Read more...]

Caila’s Journal Cover

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The final featured guest in my Journal Cover Sew-Along is Caila of Caila Made. I found Caila during Family Ever After’s Sew-vivor online sewing contest a few months ago. She was a top ten contestant and, thanks to this entry, this entry, and this entry, she won the whole thing! I really loved her style and personality so I crossed my fingers and asked her to participate in my sew-along – she didn’t disappoint :-) [Read more...]

Sewing Journal Cover

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My final featured guest for my Journal Cover Sew-Along, Caila, will be showing off her journal cover on Monday, but in the meantime, here’s my most recent cover design. This saying has become one of my all-time favorite sewing quotes and I was dying to put it on a journal cover. [Read more...]

Elena’s Journal Cover

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Today’s featured guest is Elena from Randomly Happy. Erica introduced me to Elena and I’m so glad she did. Elena has a great style and her blog is full of beautiful sewing tutorials. [Read more...]

Erica’s Journal Cover

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Erica from Caught on a Whim is my first featured guest in my first ever sew-along. She has created a stunning journal cover using a beautiful floral fabric with a clever yet simple embroidery detail that highlights the colors in the flowers. [Read more...]

DIY: Journal Cover Pocket

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As promised, I’ve put together a tutorial on adding a pocket to the inside flap of the journal cover just in time for the start of my Journal Cover Sew-Along. Without further ado, here’s how to it’s done. [Read more...]

Sew Inspired: Fabric Bow Garland

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Recently, I came across tutorial on Pinterest for an easy and cute Fabric Bow Garland by Creature Comforts and I knew it would make an excellent stash buster not to mention a great reusable party decoration. [Read more...]

DIY: Rainy Days

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In Central Florida this year, our April showers leaked over into May. We’ve been getting some much needed rain and the thunderstorms make for good napping (I’ve trained myself, Pavlovian-style, to sleep when I hear the sound of rain and thunder). [Read more...]

Appliqué Journal Cover


In my Journal Cover video tutorial, I mentioned that you can embellish the exterior piece however you like. Really the possibilities are endless. Here’s one I made for my friend, Mandy. [Read more...]